Rajai Davis was hit by a pitch and scored in the first inning. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
The A's let Trevor Cahill exceed his targeted pitch count of 80 and run it up to 96, but they exercised caution with their rookie and took him out despite the one-hit shutout he held through seven. The bullpen finished the job, however, as Oakland wrapped up a three-game sweep in Texas.
BATTING 2B: Hairston, S (26, Nippert), Barton (9, Nippert), Davis, R (20, Nippert). HR: Powell (7, 6th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, R 2; Sweeney, R; Barton 3; Kennedy, A 2; Pennington; Hairston, S 2; Powell 4. RBI: Hairston, S (62), Davis, R (42), Sweeney, R (48), Powell (29). 2-out RBI: Hairston, S; Powell. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Powell 2; Patterson, E. SF: Sweeney, R. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Davis, R (38, 2nd base off Nippert/Teagarden), Pennington (7, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Richardson, K). CS: Barton (1, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden).